For busy mums looking for fast beauty fixes why not try these handy essentials:
Q’s fashion fragrance house inspired scents are the quickest and easiest way to smell good on-the-go, without breaking the bank. For beautifully smelling fragrance that lasts on the skin, try either Q: Awe, Q: Radiance or Q: Balance, depending on your perfume preference. £2.29 at Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Boots nationwide.
To refresh your hair between washes try the John Frieda® Volume Refresh Dry Shampoo. This light mist will revive hair when applied directly to the roots and brushed through, absorbing excess oils, leaving hair feeling soft and clean. £5.89, Boots.
For lips in need of some TLC try the nourishing Dr. Hauschka Lip Balm Stick. Five plant waxes seal in moisture and give protection to even the most sensitive lips, keeping them soft and supple. Its gentle ingredients will promote healthy lips without causing dependency. £9 from drhauschka.co.uk
The New BaByliss Big Hair will give you that just stepped out of the salon look but in the comfort of your own home. BaByliss has revolutionised the routine of thousands of women across the UK with this number one seller. Use on hair that is almost dry, section into layers and style. The rotating motion will build volume and add smoothness and shine for a salon quality finish. £45, available at Boots and Argos.
And for when you’re getting your rare night out…
The party prep tool-kit:
Escentially Smooth (£5.99) is the next generation of hair removal cream, as it uses AromaGuard technology to guard against the typical ‘hair removal cream smell’. Using Vitamin E, Lotus flower and Aloe Vera, Escentially Smooth is easy to use and keeps legs hydrated and hair-free for the whole season. Available in both Sensitive and Normal. www.boots.com
Lanolips™ Lovely Lanolin Triple Buttermilk Body Balm (£13.99): This incredibly rich &and nurturing body balm which is designed to nourish and hydrate very dry skin. Enriched with Lanolips’ signature medical-grade lanolin, as well as vitamin E and milk extracts, it leaves skin with a protective layer and a silky, clean finish on the skin, the perfect prep for pins this party season. Kirsten’s top tip: “After your shower, pat the water from your skin but use your moisturiser or body oil before your skin is 100% dry, to lock in that last bit of moisture.” www.victoriahealth.com, selected Boots and Waitrose stores.
The ultimate party accessory:
Shavata Strip Lashes (£8 each): Named after the key cities in the UK, the Shavata strip lashes are the best way of getting that party flutter, and updating your daytime look. There are lashes to suit every girl, from the demure Cambridge lashes, cute York pair to the eccentric Manchester and night-savvy London lashes. www.shavata.co.uk
The post-party saviour:
Aromatherapy Associates Revive Morning Bath & Shower Oil (£39.00): Rub a few drops on your chest before a shower or put a capful in your bath, and let the citrus notes revive and refresh you after a long night. The key ingredients of rosemary, grapefruit and juniper berry detoxify both body and mind, helping you to feel ready for the day ahead (or the next party!). www.aromatherapyassociates.com